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A’s Agree to Terms with LHP Scott Alexander on One-Year Contract

OAKLAND, Calif. — The Oakland A’s agreed to terms with left-handed pitcher Scott Alexander on a one-year contract for the 2024 season. To clear space on the 40-man roster, Oakland placed left-handed pitcher Ken Waldichuk on the 60-day injured list with a strained left elbow.

Alexander spent the 2023 season with San Francisco and was 7-3 with a save, a 4.66 ERA and .693 opponents OPS in 55 appearances, including eight starts. He walked just 11 batters in 48.1 innings, an average of 2.05 per nine innings, and surrendered just two home runs. The 34-year-old left-hander made his Major League debut with Kansas City in 2015 and has pitched nine seasons in the majors with the Royals (2015-17), Dodgers (2018-21) and Giants (2022-23). A native of Santa Rosa, Calif., Alexander is 19-12 with a 3.29 ERA in 283 appearances, including 13 starts, 12 of which have come in the last two seasons.

Waldichuk spent the entire 2023 season with the A’s, working as a starter, reliever and opener. He went 4-9 with one save, a 5.36 ERA and .840 opponents OPS in 35 games, including 22 starts. The left-hander also struck out 132 batters, which tied for fifth most in Oakland history by a rookie. Following the season, Waldichuk underwent a Tenex procedure with Dr. Steve Yoon on Oct. 17 and a follow-up PRP injection to the flexor tendon on Oct. 24.

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